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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 35.0°   Azimuth: 336.3°   Direction: North-North-West

HR2809 is a giant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2809 visual magnitude is 6.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2809 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR2809:


HR2809 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.0°
Azimuth: 336.3°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2809

HR2809 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR2809 are provided in the following table:

07h 27m 25s
+66° 19’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2809 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2809 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2809.

Visibility of HR2809 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR2809 is circumpolar and transits at 02:56 UTC (altitude: 75.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR2809

The image below is a photograph of HR2809 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR2809 is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2809 star
DSS2 image of HR2809. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2809 during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR2809 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2809 is distant 893.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

273.97 pc
893.15 ly
7 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2809

HR2809 belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR2809 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2809. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR2809